Yellowstone National Park will be accepting requests for firewood collection permits this weekend.
The park annually offers excess firewood from felled trees, hazard tree removal, and fire mitigation efforts in order to cut down the amount of dry timber in the park during the summer.
If interested in obtaining a permit, please call 307-344-2116. Leave your name and phone number.
Firewood collection permits cost $35 and allow for holders to collect up to three cords of wood. Some sites have specific guidelines and regulations, which are explained on the permit.
According to a Yellowstone press release, the priority period for obtaining a permit runs from Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8. Recipients will be randomly selected and contacted when wood becomes available.
The park will continue to accept applications after April 8, but they will be processed after the priority list. In addition, after April 8, you can only call Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The park cannot guarantee there will be enough firewood to satisfy all permit requests.
For more information, please call Yellowstone’s Visitor Services Office at 307-344-2107.